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Hopkins bags Prime Minister's award for Macmillan Cancer Centre

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Hopkins Architects has picked up the Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award for its ‘clever’ UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre in London

The care centre was crowned the supreme winner at this week’s British Construction Industry Awards (BCIA) in London. The winner of the government-backed award, personally endorsed by prime minister David Cameron, was praised by judges for its ‘outstanding environmental, as well as clinical excellence’.

Now in its 25th year, the BCIA is the only major construction industry award whose jury visits every shortlisted building. This year’s judges included the AJ’s editorial director, Paul Finch, and deputy editor, Rory Olcayto.

Snell Associates picked up the Small Building Project Award for its 600-seat Garsington Opera Pavilion in Stokenchurch and Moxon scooped the Small Civil Project Award with its 36m-span Taunton Third Way Bridge in Somerset. John McAslan + Partners’ £547 million overhaul of Lewis Cubitt’s Grade I-listed King’s Cross station bagged the Conservation Award and was praised by judges for its ‘perfect marriage of conservation with practical use of space and function.’ Reiach and Hall’s 12,500m² civic centre for Dundee City Council won the Building Project Award for schemes valued between £3 million and £50 million.

The prestigious Regeneration Award went to Arup’s and Gillespies’ Bradford City Park public realm scheme, which features 100 fountains. The Major Building Project Award for schemes above £50 million went to Stanton William’s Central Saint Martin’s campus in King’s Cross. Dixon Jones’ £300 million Quadrant 3 Air1 offices in London meanwhile landed the Best Practice Award.

The Judges Special Award was presented to Foster + Partners’ 34,000m² McLaren Production Centre in Woking.


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